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Delafield Listening Session
Please join me for my upcoming town hall meeting in Delafield. During this meeting, I will be available to answer questions and hear from you about important issues at the state and local levels. Here are the details:

Delafield Town Hall
Wednesday, October 19
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

As always, if you are unable to attend these office hours, and you have any comments or questions, please email me at or give me a call at (608) 266-9174.
2016 Deer Season Information
With the archery and crossbow seasons just a few days away, the Department of Natural Resources has assembled this year's Deer Hunt Media Packet.

Like last year, the DNR will update the packet periodically and will be sure to notify the public when additional materials are added. The first version of this year's packet can be found here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the tab labeled "media packet."

In the first version of the 2016 media packet, you'll find the following information:
Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming deer season. Good luck out there!

Consumer Alert: Card Skimmers Found in Fuel Dispensers at Wisconsin Stations

From the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP):

It only takes seconds for a criminal to install a credit/debit card skimming device on a fuel dispenser, giving them instant access to future customers' financial information. Inspectors from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's Weights and Measures Bureau have recently become aware of skimmers in gas dispensers at stations throughout Wisconsin. DATCP advises consumers to keep a close eye on their card statements and on the pumps they use to fill their vehicles.

Skimmers take one of two forms at gas dispensers:

  • External devices — false card readers that fit over actual card reader on the pump

  • Internal devices — typically a communications cable with an in-line recording device that is run between the card reader and main board

"A consumer may likely have no indication that they used an altered dispenser until they find a discrepancy on their bank statements," said Frank Frassetto, Division Administrator of Trade and Consumer Protection.

"The best defense against card skimmer theft is a strong offense, so we strongly encourage shoppers to pay close attention to their monthly statements and to regularly check their credit reports," said Frassetto. "Report any potential skimmer-related fraudulent activity to the financial institution and to the station where the transaction occurred."

While at the pump, consumers can protect themselves by:

  • Lightly wiggling the card reader on the pump. External skimmers may feel loose and come off

  • Looking to see if any security seals have been broken on the dispenser cabinet. If you see any signs of tampering, tool marks or loose card readers, tell the store manager and do not use that pump

For more information or to report possible skimmers, contact DATCP's Weights and Measures team at 608-224-4942 or via email at

fact sheet on card skimmers is available on the DATCP website.

Today in History

1620 - The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England, for the New World.
1893 - In one of the wildest land runs in history, about 100,000 settlers pour into a section of Oklahoma called the Cherokee Strip, to claim homesteads.
1908 - William Crapo "Billy" Durant founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan.
1919 - Congress grants a national charter to the American Legion.
1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Training and Service Act, the first peacetime military draft in the United States.
Connect with Chris

(608) 266-9174
(800) 863-8883

33rd Senate District
15 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53708
Listening Sessions
Delafield Listening Session
Wednesday, October 19
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Delafield Town Hall

Waukesha Listening Session
Wednesday, November 16
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Waukesha City Hall
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